Photo Essay: Baptisms, Star Wars, and New Staff

I am a grace addict.  My heart beats faster and my spirit soars every time someone at Life Church discovers new life in Christ!  We really will do anything short of sin to reach more people far from God. It was a privilege and honor being part of baptisms this past weekend.  Every story was […]

How to Quickly Reach People Far From God

Making a Holy Shift in Church Leadership

I’m not concerned about being criticized for taking risks to reach people far from God.  I’m concerned about not being criticized. Recently I was invited to teach a breakout session at a conference in Chicago based on my book, Holy Shift.  The topic was so popular among church leaders that we ran out of seats! […]

Photo Essay: Easter Egg Helicopter Drop 2017 at Life Church

These are my heroes. We call them ‘Lifers.’ They pray. They serve. They give. They love. With no strings attached. What they did Easter weekend at the church I love will be a lasting childhood memory for THOUSANDS. Let that sink in: THOUSANDS.  About six thousand to be exact. And the entire event only takes about […]

If You’re Being Criticized – Congrats! – You Are A Leader

"Let the name of George Whitefield perish so long as Christ is exalted."

Close friend to John Wesley and co-leader of the great revival of the 1700’s, George Whitefield had an ability to preach that drew tremendous crowds.  One sermon in London’s Hyde Park was attended by eighty thousand people. Yet as stunning as his success was, equally stunning was the opposition that arose against him.  He wrote […]

VIDEO: Chris Farley, Middle East Travels, and Living a Life of Purpose

My message from this past Sunday at Heritage Church

It was a privilege to speak at all five services this past Sunday at Heritage Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan (and via video to their Imlay City Campus). Our family attended Heritage Church for nearly a year in 2011-2012 as we were putting the pieces together for launching Life Church Michigan. I have a deep love […]

Announcing My New Book

Holy Shift releases nationwide this October

Comedy clubs are thriving while pews are sadly empty.  Although young adults are more spiritually-attuned than past generations, Millennials will rarely darken a church door. It doesn’t have to be this way.  Today’s church leaders need a Holy Shift. I am excited to announce that my new book will be releasing nationwide October 4th! Revealing the […]